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Letter from the desk of Mrs. Kelly Boersma

Welcome back to Frank H. Hammond Elementary School!

As the new principal of FHH,  I am excited to lead our already excellent school and staff to greater achievements.  Student success is our #1 priority while fostering the growth of your whole child, socially, emotionally and academically.  Our mission is to develop strong relationships with families and community, so that all of our students will be motivated and empowered to achieve their personal best.

We work everyday to improve instruction through analysis of data and effective strategies using research based strategies such as Daily Five, 6 + 1 Writing Traits, and Inquiry Math. We work through differentiated instruction that addresses the individual needs of our students. And our students work using higher level thinking skills and applied conceptual learning each day.

Please take an active role in your child’s education.  You are always welcome at Frank H. Hammond through volunteering and through our very supportive PTO.  Keep connected at FHH by checking PowerParent regarding your child’s grades, look for classroom information regularly, and be sure to connect yourself to our school news through email and social media!

School weather and closing information can be found here:

1. School Closure Procedures
Changes in school schedules are communicated in the following ways:
*  District/Building phone message.
*  District/Building email message. 
*  Facebook and Twitter postings
* District webpage (munster.us) has red/yellow/green indicator for school status. Be sure to check the District webpage, and not just the FHH page for information.
*Make sure your contact information is updated correctly in PowerParent to receive notices.

When school is not in session all day. Adventure Club is NOT available on days that school is closed.

When school is cancelled, all building activities are also cancelled. School Closed Days must be made up. See District Calendar for highlighted makeup days.

2.  Delay Start – School in session but starts at a later time (generally 2 hour delay).
*  Adventure Club is available on Delay Start days. Starts at regular time until 10 minutes before school start time.
*  2 Hour Delay on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Fri – school starts at 10:55 – (drop off starts at 10:40)
*  2 Hour Delay on Thurs – school starts at 11:25 – (drop off starts at 11:10) Bus pickup is 2 hours later than regular scheduled pickup time.
*  All lunches will be served on Delay Days
*  Dismissal is at regular time at 3:30.
*  After-school activities are not cancelled (unless individual group chooses to cancel).
*  Employees will report to work 2 hours after their normal scheduled report time.
 
3.  School Days Recess Snow Zone…When temperatures cooperate and snow is on the ground, a “Snow Zone” will be available to students who would like to play in the snow during outdoor recess.  Outdoor recess occurs when the actual temperature is above 20 degrees and the wind chill is above 10 degrees.  To have access to the Snow Zone, students must have all of the following items:
 
Snow pants and snow coat
Snow boots (boots that are insulated and water resistant to keep their feet dry, no UGGs, etc.)
Snow gloves and a hat
 
This is an OPTIONAL outdoor activity; therefore it is not required that all students have the above items.  Only students who wish to play in the snow need to bring these items to recess.  Black top area will be plowed for outdoor recess in the winter/snow.

Please visit our website often.  Here you will find announcements, calendar updates, and links to various resources that will assist you in making your student’s academic experience at FHH the best it can be!  

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to educate your child(ren)!

Mrs. Kelly Boersma

Principal at Frank H Hammond